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Newish Nvidia Driver

asked 2017-03-22 13:08:34 -0500

steveebey73742 gravatar image

updated 2017-05-17 17:01:07 -0500

I have been running fedora for the past few months, and I found the nvidia ftp site. I downloaded the 378.13 that was posted on 02/15/2017 and it has run fine, even with kernel updates, so I thought I would share the direct link, for anyone who cares to use it.

https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/378.13/

Enjoy!!

Update:Driver link changed, as Nvidia.com no longer hosts ftp

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seriously, someone downvoted. i thought it was helpful to any that wanted to run the newest drivers. sorry if it offended you somehow, but would love to know what you found offensive, so I do not make that mistake again.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2017-03-22 19:12:39 -0500 )edit

Downloading and installing nvidia driver every kernel update is not the job you want. Install driver from repo like rpmfusion or negativo17 is much better.

madchem gravatar imagemadchem ( 2017-03-23 05:19:05 -0500 )edit
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Speaking from years of experience, once you install akmod-nvidia new drivers get built at boot every time the kernel is updated. Most of us here like that kind of "fire and forget," and rpmfusion is a well-known and reliable repository.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-03-23 13:20:43 -0500 )edit

i tried to upvote-- but not enough cred. nevertheless, didn't work for me. do you have a link to a patch?

sirgogo gravatar imagesirgogo ( 2017-04-05 11:06:44 -0500 )edit

click Here to get to the forum post with the full patch, for 378.13 and the instructions to install it. Good Luck

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2017-04-05 15:34:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-23 18:55:08 -0500

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updated 2017-03-23 18:57:10 -0500

@sideburns, did you read my post? what do you think dkms does? This was intended as purely informational, I did not think it would degenerate into a he said she said about what is better or worse in linux. Speaking from decades of computer work, I know what I like, what works best for low maintenance and ensures my compatibility with the tasks I want to accomplish. Start your own posts, if all you want to do is disparage what I have tried to do here. this topic is closed.

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answered 2017-03-23 06:57:00 -0500

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updated 2017-03-23 06:59:45 -0500

dkms updating every kernel change. nothing to download or install. tried repos, tried nouveau, this was the best solution for my needs. I made this post, as a point of reference for those who might want to install the latest available linux driver for the video cards.

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